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    It’s A Wrap!

    COSCA’s 4th Annual Scottish Caucus

    April 17 – 19, 2015
    Historic Rural Hill
    Huntersville, North Carolina

    Thanks to everyone who made COSCA’s 4th Annual Scottish Caucus a great success!

    COSCA would like to thank our Scottish Caucus and Workshop speakers who gave so generously of their time and talents to prepare for and present so excellently at the 2015 Caucus.  We are also are indebted to COSCA supporters Rodger and Amanda Moffet of Scotclans, John McInnis, Colonel Bartley Payne & Nicholas Hennigan for all of their help during the Caucus weekend.

    ♥  The Caucus intro video that John McInnis made was awesome. Clan McInnis is lucky to have him!

    ♥  Bartley Payne and Nicholas Hennigan did the very best that could be done to live stream the Caucus on Friday with almost no internet signal at Rural Hill!

    ♥  Rodger Moffet brought his ScotClans bag of Scottish ancestral information, data and tricks to help folks understand how they fit into the Scottish diaspora at COSCA’s Find Your Clan & Genealogy Tent.

    A very special Thank You to Dr. Bruce Durie for being everything and everywhere that COSCA has wanted him to be!

    And of course, a big ♥ ♥ ♥ Thank You to Family Tree DNA for providing the fuel to make sure it all happened for you.

    The Caucus endurance award goes to Malcolm Buchanan, President of the Scottish Australian Heritage Council who literally pulled an all nighter down under in Canberra, Australian as he participated in and watched Friday’s Caucus online.  COSCA’s relationship with SAHC, along with our great friends at Clans And Scottish Societies Of Canada (CASSOC), demonstrate a true Scottish ancestral diaspora ‘global’ alliance.

    So, Thank YOU one and all!


     

    Heritage should never come to an end.

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    But who makes sure?

    Heritage, language, places, relics, culture, values, ancestry.  They can all pass away in a surprised and exasperated heartbeat.  Unfortunately there is no governmental ‘Department of Scottish American Heritage’ that will keep our very special culture and history alive and relevant in this forward looking age.  

    How can we know that Scottish heritage will be strong and active for our children’s children?  For the next thousand years?  For ever?  Read more …   


    BIG EXCLUSIVE REPORT OF GOOD STUFF GOING ON:

    COSCA’s Most Excellent Trip To Scotland And Grandfather Mountain!

    Part 1:  Scotland!

    For the best part of June and July this year, COSCA was at the forefront of both games of the biggest double header in recent Scottish American history:  Scotland’s Homecoming 2014 signature event Bannockburn Live! in Stirling, Scotland followed by the 59th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games back home in North Carolina.  Below is the round up of what happened in Scotland.  In a nutshell, it was awesome.  Absolutely awesome.

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    Part 2:  Grandfather Mountain!

    We have said it before and we’ll say it again: It is difficult to beat Grandfather Mountain Highland Games for Scottish American color and pomp. It is truly a spectacle each and every year. 2014 was no different. Fortunately, this year brought much improved weather over the downpours of last year, sunshine ruled and nothing was cancelled!

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